Hatch: DCFW's network for fresh-thinking shapers of the built environment in Wales



Hatch is the Design Commission for Wales' network for fresh-thinking shapers of the built environment in Wales

Our next event is...

Hatch Christmas Social

6-7.30pm Thursday 29th November 2018

Little Man Garage, Tudor Lane, Cardiff CF10 6AZ

Register here


Hatch aims to...

  • Be a voice for good design and make sure it’s heard by the right people
  • Raise awareness of the value of good, joined up design and planning, and the difference it can make to individuals and communities
  • Learn and improve our skills to become better designers, enabling us to raise the standard of design in the built environment in Wales and make better places which are more sustainable
  • Tackle the challenges and risks faced by talented designers in Wales together, bridging the gap between built environment disciplines
  • Demonstrate the value of innovative design processes and solutions
  • Raise design aspirations in Wales
  • Have fun in the process!

To meet its aims, Hatch will...

  • Proactively uphold the strategic aims of the Design Commission for Wales
  • Meet, talk and do things together to achieve our aims
  • Share ideas and information
  • Look for, create and share opportunities
  • Celebrate good design in Wales
  • Take an interest in the politics influencing design and the built environment
  • Connect with and inspire Wales’ future generation of designers

Download the Hatch Flyer to spread the word

Hatch Programme Part 1 will provide you with dates of upcoming events

Follow @HatchDCFW on Twitter

Want to get involved?

If you'd like to join Hatch, please download and fill in this Joining Form and send it back to us.

Hatch Joining Form

Hatch is open to all enthusiastic, open-minded and ambitious designers, planners, engineers and other shapers of the built environment in Wales.  Give us a call if you'd like to find out more.

Once registered, you will receive email updates about Hatch events and opportunities, and you will be added to the list of active Hatch participants on our website (with your permission)

Some Hatch events will have an attendance fee as indicated on the programme.  This is to help cover costs and will help us to bring in speakers and to visit places that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.  This will be kept to a minimum with most events costing just £5 and others will remain free.

The Design Commission invests its resources to facilitate Hatch, and we expect those who join to actively contribute their skills and ideas to the group.  (Those who have not contributed for a period six month will be removed from the website.)


The active Hatch network includes...

James Stroud, Project Designer, Loyn & Co Architects

John Lloyd, Lead Energy Engineer, Amber Energy

Emily Hall, Associate Architect, Hall + Bednarczyk Architects

Steve Coombs, Architect/Lecturer, Coombs Jones/Welsh School of Architecture

Kate Davis, Planning Student, Cardiff University

Lauren Philips, Urban Designer, The Urbanists

Wendy Maden, Design Research Assistant, Design Commission for Wales

Jamie Donegan, Urban Designer, The Urbanists

Michael Boyes, Architect, Hall + Bednarczyk

Mark Lawton, Landscape Architect, HLM

Emma Pearce, Urban Designer, Arup

Elan Wynne, Principal Architect, Stiwdiowen

Emma Price, Director, EMP Projects & Associates

Peter Trevitt, Peter Trevitt Consulting

Richard Williams, Veritii

Rob Chiat, Urban Designer, Arup

Claire Symons, Senior Landscape Architect, Stride Treglown

Jack Pugsley, Assistant Consultant Planning, Amec Foster Wheeler

Thomas Wynne, Associate Architect, UNIT Architects Limited

Lindsey Brown, Urban Designer

Eleanor Shelley, Architectural Assistant, Scott Brownrigg

Priit Jürimäe, Architectural Assistant, Scott Brownrigg

Efa Lois Thomas, Architectural Assistant, AustinSmith:Lord

Ruth Essex, Consultant & Creative Producer

Graham Findlay, Inclusive Design Consultant, Findlay Equality Services

Olympiada Kyritsi, Architect, Inspire Design

Adam Harris, Architectural Lead

Patrick Barry, Bridge Engineer, Arup

Karn Shah, Assistant Engineer, CH2M

Hatch Flyer